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EIOPA defines its Supervisory Convergence Priorities for 2021

EIOPA published its Supervisory Convergence Priorities Plan for 2021. EIOPA identifies three new priorities for 2021 and plans to continue working on priorities stemming from the previous plan.


European Commission Proposes New Rules Curbing the Power of Digital Companies

In December 2020, the European Commission launched a much-heralded and far-reaching reform of the rules governing online commerce and activity.


Central Bank Publishes Consultation Paper on Enhancement of Engagement with Stakeholders

Central Bank Publishes Consultation Paper on Enhancement of Engagement with Stakeholders


New Guidelines Adopted by the Judicial Council in Respect of Personal Injury Awards

New Personal Injury Guidelines which will replace the Book of Quantum have been adopted by the Judicial Council under the Judicial Council Act 2019.


Kerry Group Loses Trade Mark Butter Battle with Rival Kerrygold

The CJEU has ruled against Kerry Group in a long-running legal dispute with Ornua over registering the trademark 'Kerrymaid' for use in mainland Europe.


Sustainable Finance Update: An Overview of the Latest Legal Developments in Sustainable Finance

Sustainable finance is continuing to dominate agendas in the financial services industry with an increasing focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors as part of a financial institution's credit analysis. In this update, we look at some of the latest legal developments, from updates to the Green Loan Principles to the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation.


Cross Border Disputes Navigator 2021: The New Europe and Beyond

We are delighted to share our easy to use "smart, hyperlinked" Cross Border Disputes Navigator 2021: The New Europe and Beyond to help point you in the right direction on what can be a complicated journey.


The 'Sustainable Finance' Issue: planning for SFDR compliance post the initial deadline of 10 March 2021

As fund managers move forward from the initial SFDR compliance deadline of 10 March 2021, it is clear compliance planning must continue for the numerous and often onerous SFDR obligations taking effect in 2021, 2022 and beyond.


An Employer's Guide to Upcoming Changes to the Pensions Regulatory Landscape

IORP II will transform the pension landscape and create new challenges for employers in the management of their pension schemes. We examine some of the key issues IORP II will create for employers.